head shop

noun Slang.

a shop selling paraphernalia of interest to drug users or associated with the use of drugs.

Origin of head shop

An Americanism dating back to 1965–70
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Word Origin and History for head shop

head shop


emporium for stoner gear, by 1969 (noted in 1966 as the name of a specific shop in New York City selling psychedelic stuff), from head (n.) in the drug sense.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper